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Saeco Milk Island

Is there a diagram for the top of the milk island which shows exactly how the little tube on the top of the milk island should be inserted. When I took the little triangular piece out of the top of the milk island a small piece (a small round tube which looks like a valve) fell out. I reinserted it in the hole on the bottom of the triangular piece where it seems to fit well. However, since this happened my milk island doesn't froth as well as it did when I first used it. I want to be sure I reinserted this piece correctly.

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  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    That picture is useless. I need to see how the disassembled milk island looks. Maybe I don't know what to do after I click on the link you posted

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    My question has to do with what the little triangular insert on the top of the milk island looks like. You can only see this when you remove the milk island from its holder. Then the slightly rounded triangular section can be lifted up and underneath it there is a hole. I think the little valve fits into that hole. I just want to be sure. Inserting it made the steaming go a better, but not as good as it was originally.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    Thanks, I will await your posting. In the mean time do you know the answer to my question without finding the diagram.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    Actually there only seems one sensible way to put it in. That is, into the hole on the part which comes off, with the fatter round part on the outside. The fit is tight and easy. The result, however, is not great. On the other hand, the only other possible place to put it is into the hole into which the top fits. That way there is no tight fit, and things don't work better that way. I am pretty sure I have done the correct thing, but a diagram would be helpful.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    It is hard without a picture, but getting to it is done as follows:

    1. Remove milk island from its black plastic holder. The milk island is now in your hand. It is a glass unit with a black plastic collar and a softer insert into the collar which can be removed.

    2. On the top of the softer (rubber/plastic) insert is a removeable roughly triangular piece which can be lifted out. When you do so and turn it over you see two holes and a very short tube. These fit into matching depressions in the top. In particular the tube fits into a cylindrical hole which connects to the suction tube. I believe the little valve-like piece (it is just really a small tube which is a round collar followed by two flaps which snap together) fits into the hole in the bottom of the triangular piece. That way the milk which comes up from below will pass through it and push apart the little flaps. I think the fluttering action helps with the foaming. However, I could be wrong and it could fit in the hole in the top, although it doesn't make as much sense to me.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    I found those manuals too. They don't cover the milk island. The milk island manual which comes with it also doesn't have a parts diagram, so it is no help.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    I have read those posts. My machine worked perfectly. I cleaned it after each use. What happened was that after one such cleaning I found this small part on the floor. It had obviously fallen out. The question is, "From where ?". Also, "How should I reinsert it?"

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    You aren't reading my posts. I know exactly where it came from. It came from the small triangular part that one removes from the top of the milk island to clean it. I just don't know whether to insert it into the hole in the triangular part with the sharp tip pointing in (the only way to do this), or to put it into the hole in the top with the sharp tip pointing down (I don't think this is correct). I want reassurance from someone who knows the correct answer.

  • marvinw Feb 14, 2008

    The only thing I ever find it listed under is Saeco Milk Island 0.4 liter. It is for the Talea Touch and new DeLuxe model.

  • marvinw Feb 15, 2008

    I have this manual. It just barely talks about the milk island.

  • marvinw Feb 15, 2008

    I have such a request in, I was trying to shortcut the wait by using FixYa

  • marvinw Feb 15, 2008

    Hi,

    Right now no experts seem to have any good suggestions, but I can wait and see what happens. I think you guys are just repeating what I did. I had hoped someone would know something more.

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Hi,

Just clean all the parts in warm water after the use, as it wont have time to dry up and ruin it.. you should clean the island after each use anyway. Frankly, I don't think you will use the island much if you are the main operator.

It is not possible to find a diagram for your model only thing is you can do is try my solution if it doesn't work you have to get it repaired or replaced.

Most of the users have also reported the problem with frothing and the only solution was to get it repaired or replaced.There is no home remedy to fix this problem.

Goodluck..

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  • Priya darshan Feb 14, 2008

    It is not possible to say that but since it is a frothing problem the part must have fell from the bottom of the container.
    I suggest you to investigate each and every corner of the milk island i am sure you will find where to replace it.
    Open it up check inside properly..

  • Priya darshan Feb 14, 2008

    Yes even i don't think the sharp tip should point down as you said..

    What is the model no. of the milk island??

  • Priya darshan Feb 14, 2008

    have a look at this manual i hope the diagrams give you some idea
    Click HERE

    Waiting for your reply..

  • Priya darshan Feb 15, 2008

    why don't you try contacting the company . They might have given a support no. in the manual.check it out.

  • Priya darshan Feb 15, 2008

    You can always go for other experts suggestion if you wish to.
    I have tried my best,i was looking for the diagram and the service manual for 2 hours on the net but could nor find it.

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Hi have you tried or can you insert it the other way round or will it only fit one way because if it is a valve you might find that it should only be in one way let me know ok ill look for diagram in mean time ok speak soon

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  • paul proctor Feb 14, 2008

    Hi researching now for you but is it like a little black plug that their after you take the holder off

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I dont think that there is a such diagram on the web.It is easier to see how it is inserted looking an assembled appliance.
http://shop.technikdirekt.de/es/a-haushalt+kleingeraete+espressomaschinen+zubehoer+123179/Saeco+Milk+Island

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